Friday Flyover: Mundelein High School

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This week, we feature Mundelein High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports! (WLS)

This week, we feature Mundelein High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

Mundelein High School is a public four-year high school located in Mundelein, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois
Home of the Mustangs - Mascot is Maverick the Mustang
Today is the MHS Homecoming - Football Game is at 7:30 pm against the North Chicago Warhawks

Student population is 2,047 in grades 9-12
Opened in fall of 1961 with 933 students
Offers 29 varsity men's and women's sports
Offers 23 Advanced Placement (AP) courses
Known as The Mustangs - Mascot is Maverick the Mustang
More than 40 clubs and student organizations
Recently named one of the Top 50 Chicago suburban schools

First year for head football coach, Larry Calhoun
Quarterback is senior, Colten Fisher
Opening game August 28 was a 49-25 victory over Elgin Larkin HS
Calhoun had his entire varsity team spend one period in the Band Room learning the words to the school song - he felt the team, band and student body should all work together
The Marching Band includes 245 musicians and 15 color guard - this is roughly 10% of the student body
Band directors are Andy Sturgeon and Jerry Shelato
The half-time show includes songs from the musical West Side Story which debuted in 1961, the same year MHS opened
Band members sit in the stands and play to help pump up the crowd
The Marching Band meets for 90 minutes each day on the 4 x 4 Block Schedule

$23.7 million addition funded in part from a state grant - no cost to the tax payers
Will be ready at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year
Construction has caused very little disruption to the school day or school calendar
54,000 square feet that bisects the courtyard of the original section of the building
Will include 15 classrooms, 4 chemistry labs, 3 general labs, a STEM lab, a PTLW (Project Lead the Way) engineering lab and a Business Incubator lab.
STEM and PLTW labs designed to promote idea sharing between the programs. Labs will share a machine lab (houses noisier equipment), a locker room, storage area and even a courtyard for outdoor experiments.
STEM lab is for students to define their own research projects and experiments. The free-standing lab will have work tables, chemistry islands, testing equipment, a nanotechnology zone and a "think tank" equipped with advanced audio-visual technology.
Many of the spaces inside the building will be designed as teaching tools to include exposed beams, ductwork and piping. This will allow students to see how structural, mechanical and plumbing systems are integrated into the building

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